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    MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN WELCOMES ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, TRACY BAYS-BOOTHE

    Director Collaborations to Shape Museum’s Future

    San Francisco, CA. July 2017 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Bays-Boothe as the institution’s Associate Director. Bays-Boothe comes to San Francisco from Denton, Texas where she served as Director of the Greater Denton Arts Council since 2014. Prior to her tenure in Denton, where she led efforts to revitalize the nonprofit’s mission and brand, secure international exhibitions, and expand grant and education programs, Bays-Boothe spent a decade at the Dallas Museum of Art in the education department.

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    MCDMUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN WELCOMES ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, TRACY BAYS-BOOTHE
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    Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts

    Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts
    June 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018

    March 07, 2017, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts, opening to the public on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Transforming the Museum of Craft and Design into an immersive architectural environment for six months, the exhibition will demonstrate a range of contemporary pavilion projects, through a site-specific full-scale installation, as well as through material samples, small-scale models and digital renderings.

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    MCDArchitectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts
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    Archive of Creative Culture

    Archive of Creative Culture
    February 11, 2017 through June 04, 2017

    San Francisco, CA, October 27, 2016 – San Francisco’s Dogpatch District will experience a special type of visitor this upcoming February 2017, when the Archive of Creative Culture, a pop-up exhibition, rolls into the Museum of Craft and Design.

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    MCDArchive of Creative Culture
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    Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project

    Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project – Social Practice and the Illegal Ivory Trade –
    February 11 through June 04, 2017

    October 27, 2016, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project, organized by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC). Through a moving installation of life-sized objects made from exotic woods and string, displayed alongside shrine-like forms made from steel and glass, the show makes a compelling case for the preservation of animals in the wild and specifically serves to illustrate the plight of elephants and the illegal ivory trade.

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    MCDWendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project
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    FELT DeCoded | Wool: Nature’s Technology

    February 11, 2017 through June 04, 2017

    October 27, 2016, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, FELT DeCoded | Wool: Nature’s Technology, opening to the public on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

    From lacy wisps of wool to rock-like slabs, wool felt is a textile of extremes. “It is an extraordinary material with humble origins that has been an integral part of human life for millennia, yet few people understand the complexity of wool as a fiber, the felt-making process or felt’s diversity in form and function,” comments featured exhibition artist, Janice Arnold.

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    MCDFELT DeCoded | Wool: Nature’s Technology
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    Beyond the Pour II: The Creative Process

    August 20, 2016 through January 22, 2017

    June 23, 2016, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce the opening of Beyond the Pour II: The Creative Process on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Guest curated by artist Bob Nugent, Beyond the Pour II showcases original works of art with a focus on the creative methods artists engage to bring their inspirations to fruition.

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    MCDBeyond the Pour II: The Creative Process

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